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Jaguar XF
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Manufacturer Jaguar Cars
Parent company Ford Motor Company
(March 2008)
Tata Motors
(March 2008 – present)
Production 2008–present
Assembly Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Predecessor Jaguar S-Type
Class Executive car
Body style(s) 4-door saloon
5-door sportbrake
Layout FR
Platform Ford DEW98 platform
Engine(s)

2.2 L I4 Diesel 163 PS (120 kW)[1]
2.2 L I4 Diesel 190 PS (140 kW)[1]
3.0 L V6 Diesel 240 PS (177 kW)[1]
3.0 L V6 Diesel 275 PS (202 kW)[1]
3.0 L V6 Petrol 238 PS (175 kW)[1]
5.0 L V8 Petrol 385 PS (283 kW)[1]

5.0 L V8 Petrol 510 PS (375 kW)[1]
Transmission(s)

6-speed automatic (petrol engines)[1]

8-speed automatic (diesel engines)[1]
Wheelbase 2,909 mm (114.5 in)[1]
Length

4,961 mm (195.3 in)[1] Saloon

4,966 mm (195.5 in)[1] Sportbrake
Width

1,877 mm (73.9 in)[1] (exc. mirrors; 2008-2011)

2,077 mm (81.8 in)[1] (inc. mirrors; 2008-2011)
80.8 in (2,052 mm) (2012-)
Height 1,460 mm (57.5 in)[1]
Related Lincoln LS (2000-2006)
Ford Thunderbird (2002-2005)
Jaguar S-Type (1999–2008)
Designer Ian Callum

The Jaguar XF (codename: X250) is an executive car produced by British car manufacturer Jaguar which was first revealed in autumn 2007 as a replacement for the Jaguar S-Type.

OverviewEdit

Jaguar XF rear 20080731

2008 Jaguar XF

The XF was developed at Jaguar's Whitley design and development HQ in Coventry and is built in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. During its development the XF was known by its codename X250.[2]

The XF was launched at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show[3][4] following the public showing of the C-XF concept in January 2007 at the North American International Auto Show. Designed by Jaguar's design director Ian Callum,[5] it was a significant design change from its predecessor. The styling of the finalised production XF varies from that of the C-XF, most notably around the front lights and nose, which incorporates an oval mesh grille harking back to the original Jaguar XJ of 1968. The boot lid retained the S-Type's chromed blade to its edge, but also included a "leaper" Jaguar logo as well.

The interior included some unique features such as the air conditioning vents which are flush-fitting in the dash, rotating open once the engine is started, and a rotating gearshift dial called the JaguarDrive Selector which rises out of the centre console.[6] Another departure from the traditional Jaguar cabin ambiance is the use of pale-blue backlighting to the instruments, switchgear, and around major control panels. Some minor systems, such as the interior lighting, are controlled simply by touching the light covers. The glove compartment also opens to the touch. Unusually the XF has no cloth interior option, with even the entry level model being fully trimmed in leather - even areas that have employed plastic on previous Jaguars. Real wood veneers are available, but have been joined by aluminium, carbon fibre and piano black lacquer trims to create a modern look to the passenger compartment.

Customer deliveries commenced in March 2008[7] with a range of V6 and V8 engines.[8]

Facelift (2011)Edit

2012 Jaguar XF-R -- 2012 DC

2012 Jaguar XFR (US)

In April 2011, Jaguar revealed the details of a facelift for the XF at the New York International Auto Show, with manufacturing beginning in July 2011.[9]

The facelift includes front and rear styling changes which are based on the original Jaguar C-XF concept car, internal trim enhancements, adaptive cruise control, and a new four-cylinder 187 bhp (139 kW/190 PS) 450 N·m (332 lb·ft) 2.2-litre diesel engine, which is combined with a new eight-speed automatic transmission and stop-start technology to emit 149 g/km CO2 and fuel consumption of 52.3 mpg-imp (5.40 L/100 km/43.5 mpg-US).[10]

XF ModelsEdit

The XF was launched with a variety of models called, depending on country, 'SE', 'Luxury', 'Premium Luxury' (or 'Premium'), 'Portfolio' (or 'Premium Portfolio'), 'SV8' (or 'Supercharged') and 'R'. For the UK market, company car friendly 'Executive Edition' and 'SE Business' models with a lower tuned versions of the 3.0 L and 2.2 L diesel engines respectively are available.

XF Supercharged (2009–)Edit

The 2008 4.2 supercharged engined was replaced by the new 5.0-litre supercharged engine rated 470 PS (346 kW/464 hp), and came with Adaptive Dynamics (computer controlled continuously variable damping) and Active Differential Control (electronically controlled rear differential).[11]

XFR (2009–)Edit

Jaguar XFR

2010 Jaguar XFR

The XFR was announced at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in January 2009 as a new performance derivative of the XF range, and featured the new 5.0-litre Supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III engine rated 510 PS (375 kW/503 hp), a revised front bumper and spoiler and 20-inch (510 mm)-inch alloy wheels.[12][13]

Police car (2009–)Edit

A special version of the XF Diesel S was announced in 2009 for the UK police car market, with the first police force orders in 2010.[14] It included a roof-mounted light bar with 3,600 light elements, side alley lights, blue and white strobing LEDs in the grille and blue flashing LEDs along the side of the car, blue and red flashing LED lights in the rear light clusters.[15][16]

XF Sportbrake (2012–)Edit

During late 2011, a camouflaged XF estate was spotted and indicated that the Sportbrake was nearing its autumn 2012 on-sale date.[17]

In March 2012, the Jaguar Sportbrake was formally revealed along with some technical information.

When the Sportbrake goes on sale, it will be available with all of the saloon's engines and has a loading capacity of 550 litres with the seats up and 1,675 litres with them folded[18] - the maximum capacity surpasses that of the BMW 5-Series Touring, Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon[19] and Volvo V70.

The extended roofline increases rear headroom by 48 mm and the rear bench includes a 60:40 split and remote-controlled 'one-touch' folding function. The load area is fitted with multi-function rails and is 1,970 mm long and 1,064 mm wide.[20]

SpecificationsEdit

AerodynamicsEdit

The car body was developed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) before the car ever saw a wind tunnel. Every area from the outer skin to the lightweight, composite undertray to the cooling airflow (even the shape of the exterior mirrors) was optimised using this process. The higher, squarer tail is more efficient aerodynamically than a lower, rounded one, and the XF’s coupé-like roofline and raised bootlid lip improve airflow over the rear of the car. As a result, the XF has the best aerodynamic performance, in terms of drag, of any production Jaguar ever and is better than the race-bred, limited edition XJ220 supercar.

The XF’s drag coefficient is 0.29, and the front-to-rear lift balance is precisely zero. This aerodynamic performance minimises wind noise, reduces fuel consumption, and aids strong high-speed stability and handling.[citation needed]

ChassisEdit

The basic sub-structure of the XF has been carried over from the S-Type, although the body has been stretched to meet crash safety requirements, and heightened to provide additional headroom while still retaining the "saloon within a coupé" proportions. The suspension and mountings are the same as that used on the XK, while the engine line-up is basically similar to that used in the S-Type.

Sound and vibration insulation is provided by the addition of a special underbody tray and engine mounts, a tuned exhaust system, and a double bulkhead between the engine bay and passenger compartment.

EnginesEdit

ModelYearsEngine typePower@rpmTorque@rpm
3.0 litre V6 petrol2008—2,967 cc (181 cu in) (AJ30)238 PS (175 kW/235 hp)@6800 293 N·m (216 lb·ft) @4100
4.2 litre naturally aspirated V8 petrol2008–094,196 cc (256 cu in) (AJ34)298 PS (219 kW/294 hp)@6000 411 N·m (303 lb·ft) @4100
4.2 litre naturally aspirated V8 petrol2009—4,196 cc (256 cu in) (AJ34)300 PS (221 kW/296 hp)@6000 420 N·m (310 lb·ft) @4100
4.2 litre supercharged V8 petrol2008–094,196 cc (256 cu in) (AJ34S)416 PS (306 kW/410 hp)@6250 560 N·m (410 lb·ft) @3500
5.0 litre naturally aspirated V8 petrol2009—5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133 GEN III)385 PS (283 kW/380 hp)@6500 515 N·m (380 lb·ft) @3500
5.0 litre supercharged V8 petrol2009—5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133 GEN III)470 PS (346 kW/464 hp)@6500 575 N·m (424 lb·ft) @2500-5500
5.0 litre supercharged V8 petrol2009—5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133 GEN III R)510 PS (375 kW/503 hp)@6500 625 N·m (461 lb·ft) @2500-5500
2.7 litre V6 diesel twin turbo2008–092,720 cc (166 cu in) (AJ-V6D 2.7)207 PS (152 kW/204 hp)@4000 435 N·m (321 lb·ft) @1900
3.0 litre V6 diesel twin turbo2009—2,993 cc (183 cu in) (AJ-V6D Gen III)240 PS (177 kW/237 hp)@4000 500 N·m (370 lb·ft) @2000
3.0 litre V6 diesel twin turbo2009—2,993 cc (183 cu in) (AJ-V6D Gen III S)275 PS (202 kW/271 hp)@4000 600 N·m (440 lb·ft) @2000

The XF featured two petrol engines at launch, 3.0 L V6 and a 4.2 L V8. The launch V8 supercharged derivative was called the SV8,[21] and in some export markets such as the US, it was known as the Supercharged.

A new 5.0 L V8 AJ133 GEN III engine was launched in 2009, which replaced the 4.2 V8 in most markets. The North American market retained the 4.2 L V8 as an option until 2010, as the 3.0 V6 was not made available. The supercharged version of the new V8 engines was used in the new XFR sports model.

The 2.7 L V6 diesel engine, replaced in 2009 with a new 3.0 V6 diesel AJ-V6D Gen III,[22] came in two states of tune.[23] The diesel engines are a product of the joint venture between Ford and Peugeot-Citroën.[24]

TransmissionsEdit

The XF was launched with only an automatic gearbox. The ZF 6HP28 six-speed automatic with torque converter lock-up is programmed to shift 10% quicker than before and is fitted to all petrol engines. Diesel engines are fitted with an advanced eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. On both transmissions gears can either be selected using a rotary dial that rises from the centre console on start-up or can be manually controlled using paddles behind the steering wheel.

Engine specificationsEdit

All XFs are automatic and are Euro 5 compliant. The petrol 3.0 V6 was discontinued in Europe in 2010, but continues to be sold elsewhere.

Next Green Car an organisation that analyses vehicle emissions and rates them from 0 (cleanest) to 100 (dirtiest) - analysed the emissions from Jaguar's current XF range:[25] ADAC's EcoTest has also rated two of the diesel engines.

Years Model & Transmission Engine Power Torque Top Speed 0-62 mph Economy EmissionsNGC Score EcoTest
Petrol
2008 →Jaguar XF 3.0 V63.0 L, V6238 PS (175 kW)293 N·m (216 lb·ft)148 mph (238 km/h)7.3 s26.8 mpg-imp (10.5 l/100 km)249 g/km
2011 →Jaguar XF 5.0 V85.0 L, V8385 PS (283 kW)515 N·m (380 lb·ft)155 mph (249 km/h)5.5 s25.4 mpg-imp (11.1 l/100 km)264 g/km 70
2011 →Jaguar XF 5.0 V8 SC5.0 L, V8510 PS (380 kW)625 N·m (461 lb·ft)155 mph (249 km/h)4.7 s22.5 mpg-imp (12.6 l/100 km)292 g/km 78
Diesel
2011 →Jaguar XF 2.2 TDi4 163 2.2 L, 4 in-L163 PS (120 kW)400 N·m (295 lb·ft)130 mph (210 km/h)9.8 s52.3 mpg-imp (5.40 l/100 km)149 g/km43
2011 →Jaguar XF 2.2 TDi4 1902.2 L, 4 in-L190 PS (140 kW)450 N·m (332 lb·ft)140 mph (230 km/h)8.0 s52.3 mpg-imp (5.40 l/100 km)149 g/km43Star fullStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg (82/100)
2011 →Jaguar XF 3.0 TDV6 2403.0 L, V6240 PS (180 kW)500 N·m (369 lb·ft)155 mph (249 km/h)6.7 s44.8 mpg-imp (6.31 l/100 km)169 g/km 51
2011 →Jaguar XF 3.0 SDV6 2753.0 L, V6275 PS (202 kW)600 N·m (442 lb·ft)155 mph (249 km/h)5.9 s44.8 mpg-imp (6.31 l/100 km)169 g/km51Star fullStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg (82/100)

EquipmentEdit

Sound systemEdit

The XF's standard audio system comprises a 10 speaker, 400W set-up that includes a radio, CD player, WMA and MP3 compatibility as well as USB storage devices. The optional upgrade boosts power to 600W which is fed through 11 speakers (including sub-woofer) and comes with a DSP amplifier. A digital radio tuner is optional on all systems.[26]

There is also an optional Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) surround sound system available. At its core there are 17 speakers which (with the exception of the aluminium high-frequency tweeters) employ B&W's Kevlar composite speaker cones. Each front door contains a 168 mm (6.6 in) woofer, a 100 mm (4 in) mid-range speaker and a 25 mm (1.0 in) dome tweeter (the latter two wired in parallel with a crossover), while each rear door houses a similar 168 mm (6.6 in) woofer and 25 mm (1.0 in) tweeter. As a centre speaker there is a 100 mm (4 in) full-range driver, similar to the two 100 mm (4 in) full-range 'surround' speakers located on the rear parcel shelf.

The B&W system has been reviewed by journalists at Autocar magazine, who proclaimed it the best in-car system they have ever heard.[27]

Multimedia interactionEdit

A 7" full-colour screen is fitted to the dashboard of all XFs and can be used to control most multimedia systems. The same screen can also be upgraded with analogue and digital television capability. Available as an option is JaguarVoice™ which allows the driver to speak commands in order to control everything from the sound and navigation systems to telephone calls and the climate control system.[26]

SafetyEdit

The XF was crash tested in 2010 by EuroNCAP and it gained a four star rating. The XF's result was seen as a disappointment by some car magazines.[28][29] When retested in 2011 the Jaguar turned in improved scores in adult occupant, child occupant and pedestrian areas.

Euro NCAP test results
Jaguar XF (2010)[30]
Test Points %
Overall: Star fullStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg
Adult occupant: 28 78%
Child occupant: 32 65%
Pedestrian: 16 43%
Safety assist: 5 71%
Euro NCAP test results
Jaguar XF (2011)[30]
Test Points %
Overall: Star fullStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg
Adult occupant: 28 79%
Child occupant: 36 73%
Pedestrian: 22 62%
Safety assist: 5 71%


The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) also tested the XF and gave it a score of 32.38 points out of 37, giving it an ANCAP rating of 4 out of 5.[31]

Thatcham's New Car Whiplash Ratings awarded the XF 'good' score for Geometric, Dynamic and Overall ratings.[32]

SecurityEdit

Deadlocks, an alarm and an engine immobiliser are fitted as standard to the XF. The car also locks itself when it reaches a pre-set speed to help protect against carjackings.[33] The XF was tested by Thatcham's New Vehicle Security Ratings (NVSR) organisation and achieved the following ratings:[34]

NVSR Rating
Theft of car: Star fullStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg
Theft from car: Star fullStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg

Critical receptionEdit

James May of Top Gear during episode 10 of series 10 reviewed the XF. Among his remarks were: "[the XF] goes like a four-door XK" and that the XF was "better value for money" than the BMW 5 Series.[citation needed]

Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear reviewed the XFR during episode 5 of series 13. During the review he said: "I'm not going to, even for a minute suggest that it's [XFR] better than the M5, but it's as-good-as. And praise does not get higher than that". During the same episode The Stig managed a lap time of 1:26.7 s with the XFR. Making the XFR only 0.5 s slower than its rival the BMW M5 (1:26.2).[35]

Jaguar speed recordEdit

On 7 November 2008, a modified XFR was driven by Paul Gentilozzi of Rocketsports, who prepared the car, to a new Jaguar record of 225.675 mph (363.189 km/h) on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The new record beat the previous Jaguar record of 217.1 mph (349.4 km/h) in a XJ220 in 1992.[36] Changes to the stock vehicle included low-mounted rear spoiler, increased power to 510 PS (375 kW/503 hp) by a remapped ECU, a modified air intake and exhaust system and revised supercharger settings.[37].

AwardsEdit

  • The concept C-XF was awarded 2007 North American Production Preview Vehicle of the Year award.[38]
  • What Diesel? magazine awarded the XF both the Car of the Year and Best Executive Car awards in 2008.[39]
  • The XF was awarded the 2008 What Car? Car of the Year award, as well as taking away the prize for the Best Executive Car.
  • In 2009, What Diesel? magazine, for the second year running, awarded the XF both the Car of the Year and Best Executive Car awards.[39]
  • The XF won the What Car? Best Executive Car category again in 2009,[40]
  • The XF was awarded 2009 Semperit Irish Luxury Car of the Year, beating the Volkswagen Passat CC.[citation needed]
  • The XF won the What Car? Best Executive Car award for the third time in 2010.[41]
  • For the fourth successive year, the XF won the What Car? Best Executive Car award in 2011.[42]

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